Thursday, January 19, 2006

Blog Number 129 - 'Good, then we shall fight in the shade!'

According to Herodotus, the Spartiati Dienekes (Dieneces) was told that the Persian army was so large, that when they fought 'Their arrows would blot out the sun'. To which he replied, 'Good, then we shall fight in the shade!'

In the Frank Miller comics, these words are spoken by the young Spartan warrior Stelios. Therefore, we can expect Michael Fassbender to speak these immortal words in '300'.


Miyuki said...

Hi John,
Fearless look and words!And his remarks seems to be really a dig at Xerxes who would have a parasol.

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Miyuki~

Next to MOLON LABE (Come and get them), these would have to be the most famous words spoken from the battle.